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Never miss another streaming title on Netflix

Many Netflix users do not realize that titles on their Streaming service *can* and do expire, i.e that they have windows of availability. It’s not always obvious from the Netflix website when a title is scheduled to expire from Streaming. One way to avoid the frustration is to use FeedFliks’ Streaming Central for a quick view of what’s About to Expire (as well as keep track of what’s Coming Soon and Just Arrived).

We’ve made keeping track of what’s expiring a bit easier with Expiring Alerts. On your FeedFliks Account Page, you can sign up to get emailed once a week about titles on your Instant Queue that are about to expire.

One you set that to ‘Yes’, FeedFliks will email you every Friday (for now) listing titles on your Instant Queue that will expire in the next two weeks. For additional FeedFliks goodness, we’ll also check against your NF Recommendations list to see if any titles that NF thinks you’ll really love that are available to stream are about to expire so that you can watch them rightaway. Here’s a snippet of what that looks like:

Currently, this is available to all of you FeedFliks-ers out there but we’d really appreciate if you upgraded to  FeedFliks Premium.

Happy Thansksgiving!


Use FeedFliks to Auto-Add Upcoming Streaming Titles to your Instant Queue

The ability to get Streaming Alerts Via Email is a much-used and much-loved feature at FeedFliks. The way this works is that whenever you see a title that is scheduled to come to Netflix Streaming in the near future, you click on the Remind button and you’ll get an email from us the day that title actually starts to stream. This is great but you still need to remember add it to your queue which is an extra step. Starting now, you’ll be able to tell FeedFliks that in addition to emailing you about the title’s availability on streaming, it should also get added to the Top of your Instant Queue. It’s simple to do this and here’s what it looks like on your FeedFliks Streaming Alerts page:

Just click on the ‘Once Available, Add to Instant Q’ link. And if you change your mind about having it auto-added to your queue (you’ll still get notified by email), then just toggle it back by clicking on the ‘Undo Auto-add to Instant Q’ link.

This is a FeedFliks Premium feature. If you use FeedFliks regularly, we’d greatly appreciate if you upgraded: just $8.99 for awhole year. Thank you!


Entire Rocky Series Coming to Instant Watch

Rocky on Netflix Instant Watch


Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky started streaming on Oct 1st and the rest of the series through till Rocky V is coming to Netflix Streaming starting Dec 1st. Interestingly the average rating of each Rocky movie has steadily trended downward!

Get your streaming reminders on FeedFliks!


Clean Up Your Instant Queue

Titles on Netflix’s Streaming service have a bad habit of expiring which leaves you with slots on your Instant Queue taken up by titles you can’t actually Watch Instantly anymore. To delete  all those titles in one swell swoop, just click on the link as shown below in bold and red: right under the Instant Queue section on your FeedFliks page.

And you’ll now have your slots back to fill with available movies or TV shows. Not sure what titles to add: a great place to get ideas is FeedFliks’ Streaming Central.

Note that this is a Premium feature and not available to everyone. FeedFlik’s Premium Plan costs only $8.99/year and comes with a lot of benefits like regular data refreshes, queue modification features (including this one), no ads, email reminders and of course that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting one of your favorite services: please upgrade now!


Get Streaming Alerts Via Email

Streaming Central is now the #1 visited page on the site. Here’s a tip to get even more out of this page: if you see titles on there that you want to watch as soon as they become available on Netflix Streaming, just click on the ‘Remind’ button and you’ll get an email alert the day Netflix makes it available for Instant Watch. Of course you’ll need to join FeedFliks and provide a valid email address but once that’s done, just click on the ‘Remind’ button whenever you see a title that catches your fancy and is coming up at a future data on Streaming and you’ll hear from FeedFliks on that exact morning it comes available.

Above, you can see that the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring is scheduled to start streaming on Nov 20th, 2010. Click on the Remind button and we’ll do the rest.

Many users have written in of late to say that they find FeedFliks’ Email Alerts for Streaming titles super-useful – but that they had not known about it earlier. This is just a quick post to let everyone know about this cool feature – so go ahead and use it.

Hopefully this will delight you!


Over 200 Titles Coming to Netflix Streaming in November

Of the 200+ titles, almost 100 are available tomorrrow: Nov 1st.

Bookmark to stay abreast of what’s being added. Some of the better known ones include:

Tip: you can sign up for email reminders when titles start to stream.


Netflix Adding Tons of New Titles to Instant Watch

Follow along at Here are some better known ones

Iron Man starts Sep 1st

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starts Sep 1st

Star Trek starts Sep 1st

Raiders of the Lost Ark starts Sep 1st

The Haunting in Connecticut starts Sep 1st

There are a lot of 2008/2009 titles in there in addition to the older hits. Hopefully this will address the #1 complaint about Netflix’s Streaming offering – that there’s “nothing new” to watch on there.

Remember, on FeedFliks, you can sign up for a reminder the exact day a title comes available for Streaming.